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R2: To live life forward, we must understand it backwards!
A friend of mine recently asked me: “Why do you write newsletters? Do people even have the time to read it these days?”
Reading is not everybody’s cup of tea. Of course, in the current era, I’m aware that mediums that deal with text are the least popular. But there is one single, selfish reason WHY I write:
“Writing is the art of building up internal clarity”
This anonymous quote that I came across recently resonated with me instantly, and has since motivated me to pursue writing. With that piece of motivation and “philosophy-for-the-day”, let’s move on to the purpose of this post.
If you have been following the newsletter, we make it a point to pause at the end of every five editions. Last week, the tenth edition of this newsletter was published and hence, here we are!
Here is a recap of the last five editions of this newsletter:
#6 - How can randomness offer an interesting dimension to problem-solving?
Are you looking to make problem-solving exciting at home? Or do you simply want to avoid conflicts with your children? If yes, this activity can help. The Wheel of Choice, as the activity is called, not only encourages children to chalk up alternative solutions to a problem but also helps in navigating conflicts in an unbiased manner.
#7 - If you have the habit of hoarding stuff in the name of shopping, it is not only your bank account that gets debited…
It’s also your self-regulation skills. Read this post to understand the benefits of self-regulation in early learning settings & beyond. (Also, for all you spendthrifts like me, there is a fantastic technique I’ve started practising to take control of my finances. Does the word Kakeibo ring a bell?)
#8 - “What was your best character trait as a child? Did the adults in your life celebrate it?”
With this reflection as the starting point, we look at the importance of character traits and how we can nurture these traits intentionally in each of us. But most of all, what is character? Lots of unanswered questions lingering in your head? Head over to the post and give it a read!
#9 - Why is double-promotion a bane in some cases? And what can you do about it?
“Double-promotion” is not something we experience only at schools or at the workplace, but something that happens every day in front of our eyes. For example, when we subject children to tasks that are way beyond or below their capabilities. The repercussions are serious in such cases. But don’t worry, an understanding of Zone of Proximal Development and Scaffolding could you tackle this effectively.
#10 - Why children must be engaged in age-appropriate household chores
If you are that parent who thinks that this whole process of engaging children in household chores to be risky, irrelevant or even unproductive, then this post is a must-read for YOU! Period.
Thank you for reading this post. If you found this useful, or think it might be for someone else, why not spread the word?
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